TOGETHER IN THE STORM...by Leonid Afremov.
It rained here in Holyoke all day yesterday!...I used to LOVE the rain!! As those who read my blog regularly know, I come from a small town in the Southern United States. In Georgia, when it rained, it would hit the tin roofs and make the sweetest music. But since I moved up North I've lost my love of rain.
Now, when I see the weather report and it has the forecast of rain, my feeling is "UGH!" I want to throw my hands in the air, fling myself across the bed, and scream "Whyyyyyyyyy???!!!" But last night I decided to find my love for rain again....because we're certainly gonna get it over the next few days here in Massachusetts!!! I figured I needed to change my mind about it...since I can't change the weather! LOL
So I want you to treat today's blog like a gallery showing, featuring one artist. The artist that helped me find my love of rain again!!! :-) ...But first, really quickly, let me tell you that my Pistachio yarn finally came!!!
Our featured artist today is the professional Internationally known artist, Leonid Afremov. His Etsy shop is afremovart. Amazingly enough Leonid was born in the same town as Marc Chagall, the famous artist who also founded the Vitebsk Art School along with Malevich & Kandinsky.
He tried different techniques during his career, but he especially fell in love with painting with oil and pallette-knife. Look at some of his work! I especially love ...his rain!! AT THE STEPS...
SCENT OF RAIN...
STROLL IN AUTUMN...
UNDER ONE UMBRELLA...
UNDER THE RAIN...
WAY TO HOME.
If you visit Leonid's Etsy shop you will see that rain is not his only inspiration. He has some absolutely beautiful paintings of many other things.
You can purchase oil paintings directly from him at the best price, without any resellers, retailers and galleries, directly from his etsy shop or his website.
So, are you absolutely sick of rain now, or are you in love with it...like I am again?!! :-) Thank you Leonid for reminding me of wonderful childhood memories of musical pitter patter symphonies of rain on Georgia tin roofs! I love rain!!!
Rain Of Love
I just love the rain,
because it makes me think, again,
of our private time together-
(time I spent with my best friend).
There's something quieting to the soul
about the rainfall's pitter patter,
that makes your problems disappear,
and never really seem to matter.
Just lying cuddled on the bed,
talking softly, from the heart;
or sleeping through the thunder's rumble,
while the birds all flit and dart.
Is it normal to be smiling,
when the clouds are dark with rain?
(Maybe its just the perspective
of the twisted, wet, insane!)
At any rate-when he's at work,
and I am here, at home, alone,
and I see the drizzle starting-
I get him, quickly, on the phone.
I say: "Hi Honey, what you doing?"
He says: "What else, but think of you!"
You see-He saw the raindrops falling,
and he didn't know what to do!
He couldn't drop his work and run!
He said he had to use restraint.
(And if he had, I would be shocked!)
But I admit-the thought was quaint.
Okay! So what? We're kind of strange-
We never want the rain to end!
But, before you judge us crazy,
watch some raindrops with your friend,
and then, just read this poem again!